“If you can do one thing, make sure to celebrate everything,”
(Cleo Wade, Heart Talk).
Celebrate the sun shining down– still.
Celebrate the leaves unfurling.
Celebrate the flowers cresting open in bloom.
Celebrate the morning haze that glosses over the city in stillness.
Celebrate the ways in which words can reach strangers and turn them into friends
Celebrate things like water streaming out of spickets
airplane wings flying upwards
beds nestling bodies
papers holding words
blenders churning foods together
mist blessing our bodies
rivers carrying us away and forward and backwards
oceans pressing onwards with their tides
trees giving us shade
laughter giving us calm and energy
coffee streaming through our veins
wine softening our furrows
eyes sparkling with joy
hands reaching out
breath undulating through our noses and mouths
and acknowledging that HOLY SHIT:
our bodies can do like approximately 2 millions things at once
that we are barely even conscious of!!!
Celebrate that we can go on
after our bodies, hearts, and minds are shorn to pieces
that we have the incredible capacity
to love and to heal and to grow and to forgive.
Celebrate the fact we can
throw confetti in the air for
no other damn reason than
all things all beings all occasions.
Like dancing for funerals or
crying during weddings or
blasting trumpets for no other reason than
Celebrate that in everything and everyone, there is beauty.
And within everything and everyone, a reason to celebrate.